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Kitchen Exploration: Foodsafe

One of the many ways to define Permaculture is by describing its three ethics: Care of the Earth, Care of People, and Fair Share. I’d like to tell you about how OUR ECOVILLAGE follows the ethic of People Care. One of these ways is by creating a culture of food safety. The first day I…
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June 23, 2020 0

Healing Herbs: Stinging Nettle

This week’s healing herb which you are receiving as a tea is the notorious and plentiful Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica). What are some of your first thoughts when you hear the plant’s name? That prickly little rascal? I don’t even want to get close to those things! Well, interestingly enough these plants are PACKED with…
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June 23, 2020 0

OUR Educational CSA Box 2020 – Week #4

One of the most exciting things about a garden is the anticipation of what beauty and bounty is to come. So this week we want to tease you with what will be finding itself in your boxes later in the season … TOMATOES! The greenhouses are filled with little tomato plants from West Coast Seeds…
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June 23, 2020 0

Kitchen Exploration: Plant your own potato!

Here at OUR ECOVILLAGE we practice a no waste ethic, even though sometimes we seem to find ourselves with too much of a good thing. We had some potatoes that we couldn’t cook, so instead of tossing them in the compost bucket, we saved them so you can plant your very own potato plant! This…
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June 16, 2020 0

Healing Herbs: Oregano

This week’s healing herb addition to your box is Oregano (Origanum vulgare)! Oregano is a beautifully aromatic herb that originated in the mountains of Greece. Most of the culinary herbs that we eat also have medicinal and healing properties. Oregano is quite high in antioxidants, due to a high content of phenolic acids and flavonoids. It…
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June 16, 2020 0

A Note from Freya: The mastermind behind all the baking at OUR ECOVILLAGE

Do you enjoy the baking in your Lifestyle box each week? I also do custom orders! Whether you have an upcoming social distancing event or your simply craving cinnamon buns, I can bake it for you! I am also taking orders for Father’s Day desserts, just place your order beforehand by messaging me on Instagram…
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June 16, 2020 0

Let’s Get Wild: Sense Meditation

This week I invite you to expand and deepen your sensory awareness with a sense meditation. Find a comfortable place to sit outside and begin with your eyes closed, focusing on your breath. Bring all of your awareness to the surface of your skin. How does the air feel? Is it humid or dry? Can…
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June 16, 2020 0

Let’s Get Wild: Fox Walking – CSA Week #2

Let’s Get Wild! Fox Walking This week we invite you to take ‘earthing’, the practice of having your bare feet on the ground to the next level with a practice called fox walking. We learned this practice from the Kamana Wilderness Awareness School. Fox walking is a way of moving that will help you become…
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June 10, 2020 0

Kitchen Exploration: Broccoli Leaves | Brazilian-Style Black Beans with Fennel

Broccoli Leaves In the OUR Educational CSA box this week you are receiving large broccoli leaves, which many people don’t realize are completely edible and delicious! As permaculturalists it is so important to use every part of the foods we grow or buy in order to avoid waste. So we thought these broccoli leaves would…
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June 10, 2020 0

Healing Herbs: Fennel

This week’s healing herb addition to your box is fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). But this is not the fennel you may be used to seeing at the grocery store, this is a ‘bitter’ fennel who’s dill-like leaves and seeds are traditionally used as a medicine.  Herbalists often use bitter fennel as a warming herb to support…
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June 9, 2020 0